kheru2006 (kheru2006) wrote,

Sayings of ....


"Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them."

(Chaim Weizmann)

"As with liberty, the price of leanness is eternal vigilance."

(Gene Brown)

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."

(Alan Kay) [From a paper by Jim Minstrell and Ruth Anderson]

"Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

(Winston Churchill) [From a blog at http://dangoldner. wordpress. com/ suggested by Michael Goldenberg]

"You should not be afraid of a ghost knocking on your door at midnight if you did nothing wrong."

(Chinese saying) [From Cheng-yao Lin]

"The purpose of education, finally, is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for him/herself. "

(James Baldwin) [From David Hovorka's signature]

"There is a strength in the union even of very sorry men."

(Homer, Greek epic poet, from the "The Iliad")

"The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude."

(Arnold Glasow, American author)

"The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything."
(Albert Einstein)

"Ignorance is merely a condition of lacking knowledge. It is cured by education."

(Unknown) [From Corrie Bergeron's signature]

"I do not have what I own, nor do I have what I do. I only have what I am."

(D. Trinidad Hunt, American author, trainer and consultant)

"Some people strengthen the society just be being the kind of people they are."

(John Gardner)

"True liberty acknowledges and defends the equal rights of all men, and all nations."

(Gerrit Smith, American social reformer and politician, quoted for U.S. Independence Day, July 4, 2010)

"Teaching is the easiest job in the world if you want to do it badly, and can be one of the most difficult to do well."

(Michael Dougherty) [Taken from a posting to a listserve by Mr. Dougherty]

"Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as the pleasures of life, that the crime of squandering it is equal to the folly."

(Samuel Johnson, British author)

"The idea that parents can put their kid at their doorstep and we will pick them up, feed them, and "learn" them just isn't working."

(Charles Hoff) [From a note from Mr. Hoff]

"I'm not afraid of tomorrow, because I've seen yesterday, and today is beautiful"

(Unknown) [From the signature of Andrea Ridgard]

"A bad free press is preferable to a technically good subservient press."

(Nelson Mandela, 2002) [From Salon - com/news/ media_criticism/ index.html? story=/opinion/ greenwald/2010/ 07/05/china ]

"Ambition is a commendable attribute, without which no man succeeds. Only inconsiderate ambition imperils."

(Warren G. Harding, 29th U.S. President)

"Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective. "

(William Feather, American author and publisher)

"A decline in our character results in a decline in quality of work and loss of customers."

(Gladys Edmunds, American consultant and columnist)

"Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul."

(John Dryden, British poet and playwright)

"It takes a long time to grow an old friend"

(John Leonard)

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

(Gandhi) [From the signature of Angie Watson]

"Power is the ability not to have to please."

(Elizabeth Janeway, American author and critic)

"The impossible is often the untried"

(Jim Goodwin)

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

(Albert Einstein) [From the signature of Gail R. Englert]

"Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community."

(Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, entrepreneur and philanthropist)

"When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed."

(Jane Fonda)

"The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking."

(Christopher Morley)

"If we did all the things that we are most capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."

(Thomas Edison)

"It's easy to hold an opinion but hard work to actually know what one is talking about."

(Paul Ford)

"I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it."

(W.C. Fields) [From Sandy Lemberg]

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